Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station seized more than 160 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $128,000.
Thursday afternoon, agents responded to suspicious activity near FM 1644 near Quemado. While en route to the location, agents encountered a vehicle speeding away from the area. The agents conducted a traffic stop and discovered several bundles containing 80 individually-wrapped packages of marijuana with a total weight of 160 pounds in the backseat of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was a US citizen from Eagle Pass with a Mexican national as a passenger.
Two subjects were arrested and turned over, along with the contraband, to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.